Month: August 2010

Third phase has to pick up the slack

Posted in News and Rumors on August 31, 2010 at 9:04 am by

For the majority of Lovie Smith’s tenure as Bears head coach, the team has won games based on the play of its defense and special teams. With the exception of the Super Bowl season in […] Read the full article »

No love from “sportsnation”

Posted in News and Rumors on August 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm by

ESPN.com posted a poll on its NFL page early Monday asking, “Are the Bears contenders or pretenders in the NFC North this season?” As of 1 p.m. Central time, 11,184 people had voted and the […] Read the full article »

Bears defense disturbing on third downs

Posted in News and Rumors on August 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm by

Chicago Tribune’s Dan Pompei reviewed the game film from Saturday’s 14-9 loss to the Cardinals and he reveals some disturbing stats and facts about how poorly the Bears played on third downs, specifically third and […] Read the full article »

Bears-Cardinals recap

Posted in News and Rumors on August 29, 2010 at 9:58 am by

My biggest concern heading into Saturday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals was that the Bears might be in a no-win situation and might still be criticized if they had played a perfect game. As it […] Read the full article »

No-win situation for Bears against Cardinals

Posted in News and Rumors on August 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm by

If you’re a glass-is-half-empty kind of fan or if your patience is wearing thin, if you’re a nitpicker or one who demands perfection, or if you’re simply waiting for the Bears to fail so you […] Read the full article »

An 18-game schedule good for football, even if bad for players

Posted in News and Rumors on August 26, 2010 at 11:36 am by

NFL owners gave wide support to the concept of increasing the league’s regular season schedule from 16 to 18 games during a meeting on Wednesday. The change would also reduce the number of preseason games […] Read the full article »

No sure thing for the Vikings

Posted in News and Rumors on August 25, 2010 at 9:09 am by

Coming off an appearance in the NFC Championship last year, and perhaps one play from reaching the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings were the favorites to win the NFC North this year as well as […] Read the full article »

Roach has minor surgery on knee

Posted in News and Rumors on August 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm by

Bears linebacker Nick Roach underwent a minor knee surgery Tuesday but is expected to be ready for the regular season, according to ChicagoBears.com. The injury is a setback to Roach in his competition with Pisa […] Read the full article »

Bears add quarterback Collins

Posted in News and Rumors on August 23, 2010 at 10:49 am by

The Bears announced on Monday that they have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran backup quarterback Todd Collins. They will announce a roster move to make room for him later in the day. Read […] Read the full article »

Bears-Raiders recap

Posted in News and Rumors on August 22, 2010 at 8:05 am by

It didn’t take long for Bears fans to feel discouraged by the performance of the first team offense or defense in Saturday’s 32-17 preseason loss to the Raiders. To summarize, the Raiders’ offense received the […] Read the full article »